Origin of exaggerated
verb (used with object), ex·ag·ger·at·ed, ex·ag·ger·at·ing.
verb (used without object), ex·ag·ger·at·ed, ex·ag·ger·at·ing.
Origin of exaggerate
Examples from the Web for exaggerated
Inevitably, some of this may have been exaggerated in social media.Fierce Fighting in Grozny Raises Specter of ISIS Influence in Russia|Anna Nemtsova|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The threat of this virus to the general public may have been exaggerated.
One volunteer gave an exaggerated eye roll when I asked about it.The Coronation That Wants to Be a Movement: Scenes From Hillary’s Iowa Steak Fry|Ana Marie Cox|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Usually they trade sniffles and exaggerated stories of late night derring-do; now they are exchanging enterovirus EV-68.
Mary Katherine Gallagher is an exaggerated version of me how I felt when I was little.Molly Shannon on ‘Life After Beth,’ Turning 50, and ‘Never Been Kissed’|Melissa Leon|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the results also indicated a most exaggerated estimate of the available arms-bearing population of the South.The Life of Jefferson Davis|Frank H. Alfriend
He felt that the first shock of the thing had made him take an exaggerated view.If Winter Comes|A.S.M. Hutchinson
Every thing was exaggerated and distorted by vague report and by national prejudice.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
It dragged a cauldron of exaggerated proportions on a car fitted to hold it easily.Steel|Charles Rumford Walker
And yet this one-sideness of Locke's conception of mind may easily be exaggerated.Locke|Thomas Fowler
Word Origin for exaggerate
1530s, "to pile up, accumulate," from Latin exaggeratus, past participle of exaggerare "heighten, amplify, magnify," literally "to heap, pile, load, fill," from ex- "thoroughly" (see ex-) + aggerare "heap up," from agger (genitive aggeris) "heap," from aggerere "bring together, carry toward," from ad- "to, toward" + gerere "carry" (see gest). Sense of "overstate" first recorded in English 1560s. Related: Exaggerated; exaggerating.